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Arktika icebreaker completes first mission

Arktika icebreaker completes first mission

Russia's new nuclear-powered icebreaker, Arktika, today completed its first operational voyage - piloting the Siyaniye Severa dry cargo ship to the entrance of the Gulf of Ob in the Russian Arctic, Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom has announced.

New Nuclear 24 November 2020


Siberian Chemical Combine reports milestone with new fuel production

Siberian Chemical Combine reports milestone with new fuel production

Russia’s Siberian Chemical Combine has produced more than 1000 experimental fuel elements based on mixed uranium-plutonium nitride fuel during its eight years of participation in the Proryv (Breakthrough) project. Fuel elements of various standard sizes and structural materials were manufactured in order to find and justify the optimal configuration, SCC said in a 13 November statement.

Uranium & Fuel 23 November 2020


Turkey grants construction permit for Akkuyu unit 3

Turkey grants construction permit for Akkuyu unit 3

Turkey's nuclear regulatory authority (Nükleer Düzenleme Kurumu - NDK) has issued a construction licence to Russian-owned JSC Akkuyu Nuclear for unit 3 of the Akkuyu nuclear power plant in Mersin province, in southern Turkey.
 

Regulation & Safety 19 November 2020


Arktika icebreaker embarks on first mission

Arktika icebreaker embarks on first mission

Russia's new nuclear-powered icebreaker, Arktika, has started its first operational voyage. The vessel left the port of Murmansk on 14 November, headed towards the Kara Sea. It will operate in the waters of the Northern Sea Route until mid-December.

New Nuclear 17 November 2020


Rooppur-1 RPV arrives at construction site

Rooppur-1 RPV arrives at construction site

The VVER-1200 reactor pressure vessel and steam generator for unit 1 of the Rooppur nuclear power plant in Bangladesh arrived on site on 10 November, Russia's Rosatom has announced.

New Nuclear 16 November 2020


Rosatom plans first land-based SMR for Russian Far East

Rosatom plans first land-based SMR for Russian Far East

Rosatom plans to build a nuclear power plant equipped with an RITM-200 small modular reactor in the village of Ust-Kuyga, in Yakutia, which is in Far Eastern Russia. The land-based small nuclear plant will be able to supply electricity to isolated power systems or remote areas and consumers.

New Nuclear 11 November 2020


Rosatom delivers RPV to Akkuyu plant site

Rosatom delivers RPV to Akkuyu plant site

The reactor pressure vessel for unit 1 of the Akkuyu nuclear power plant in Turkey was delivered to the site yesterday, Rosatom has announced. The equipment was transported 3000 km over 20 days from the Atommash quay at the Tsimlyanskoye reservoir in Volgodonsk, Russia to the Eastern Cargo Terminal at the Akkuyu plant site, which is in Mersin province. Atommash is a subsidiary of Russia's AEM Technology.

New Nuclear 11 November 2020


Russia retires Leningrad 2 RBMK

Russia retires Leningrad 2 RBMK

The Leningrad 2 nuclear power unit in in Sosnovy Bor in Western Russia was shut down permanently today. The RBMK, which has been in operation for 45 years, is to be replaced by Leningrad II-2, a VVER-1200, which on 6 November received regulatory approval to start pilot operation.

Corporate 10 November 2020


Belarusian President celebrates start-up of new reactor

Belarusian President celebrates start-up of new reactor

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has inaugurated the country's first nuclear power reactor. Lukashenko visited the site in Ostrovets on 7 November, where he witnessed the increase in the generating capacity of unit 1 to 400 MW. The unit, which was connected to the grid five days ago, is the first of the VVER-1200 design to be built outside Russia.

New Nuclear 09 November 2020


Leningrad II-2 cleared for pilot operation

Leningrad II-2 cleared for pilot operation

Russian regulator Rostekhnadzor today issued a permit for the start of pilot operation at unit 2 of the Leningrad II nuclear power plant in western Russia. Pilot operation is the final and longest check of the power unit before commissioning and will last about four months, Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom said. During this time, the power of the reactor will be increased in stages to 100% and undergo about 200 system tests.

New Nuclear 06 November 2020